Jan 24, 2013 5:00pm PST
but not surprising and americans know bans does not work. the nra is confidence washington will reject the bill. >>> vice president joe biden used a chat on google to throw his support behind the assault weapons ban. >> police organizations support it because they get out gunned. they are out gunned on the street. >> joe biden said the violence in america is from gang bangers, the drug trade and stolen weapons and says the nation needs to put more officers on the streets to make up for budget cuts to local police departments. >>> the defense secretary signed an order that would put more women on the front lines. u.s. defense secretary leon panetta says they must allow women to serve. women have been serving in iraq and afghanistan. women can compete for thousands of combat soldier positions. >> the secretary said if they can meet the qualifications there is no reason they should not have a chance. >>> congresswoman nancy pelosi praised the decision. she said this decision is long over due. it ensures they judge beiged on mare -- based on merit, not on gender. >> she is endorsing the decision. s
Jan 11, 2013 5:00pm PST
a week of talks between vice president biden and the nra, hollywood leaders and gun sellers. >>> prosecutors in washington, d.c. said today that nbc journalist david gregory is not going to be charged for showing a high capacity ammunition magazine on his show meet the press. firearms law in the nation's capital make possession of such a magazine illegal and washington, d.c. police had told nbc that it would be illegal. prosecutors say they recognize the device was intended as a prop to stimulate public discussion on gun control in the wake of the connecticut school massacre. >>> we're starting to learn who's going to be performing at this year's presidential inauguration event. one of the president's loudest supporters katy perry will be there singing. along with perry the cast from glee. john legend, stevie wonder, smoky robinson just some of the numbers performing at the inauguration. >>> you have heard of it, the prune-thon. they will attempt to prune 100,000 rose bushes. no experience is necessary, experts say that they will train volunteers in the proper way to prune.